Tips on how to have a long and loving relationship

If you are married, or thinking about getting married someday, you are probably worried about the soaring divorce rates happening globally. Marriage seems to be under threat. However, not all marriages have to end up in a divorce. The following are some of the tips you can use to ensure that you have a long and long marriage.

 

  1. Communicate openly:

The trick to having a healthy marriage is learning how to communicate openly. Tell your partner how you are feeling, what you need, and anything else you feel will make your marriage better. Do not leave the role of communication to your partner, and start blaming them when things go wrong. Remember that it takes both of you to make the marriage work.

 

  1. Prioritize your marriage:

Even if you have children or a busy job schedule, you should always create time to spice up your marriage. Spare some time and spend it with your spouse. Plan for dates, or simply have a getaway without the children. If possible, take holidays together and enjoy spending quality time together. Never forget that even if you are married, your partner still needs your attention, just like you used to give them when you were still dating.

 

  1. Keep your sex life alive:

Most married couples find that their active sex life fizzles away within a few years of marriage. The familiarity and sometimes birth of children makes couples get caught up in other activities. This affects their sex life greatly, and abandoning physical intimacy can cause a rift between couples. You should never forget the importance of sex in a marriage. You can try out different things like role plays, wearing sexy dresses, trying different styles and positions in order to keep things alive in the bedroom. Ultimately, never view sex as a chore you have to perform. Instead, look at it as a way of connecting deeply with your spouse.

 

  1. Focus on the positives:

Your spouse may not b e perfect, and your marriage might have little flaws, but this does not mean that it has to crumble. Always focus on the positives. Whenever you find yourself in conflict with your partner, remind yourself of their positive traits. Think about what makes them good husband or wife. Bear in mind the reason why you fell in love with them in the first place. You should never let negative thoughts and feelings interfere with your marriage.


The most important thing to always remember is that your marriage is an agreement between you and your spouse. Do not let your friends, family or anyone else for that matter to control and make decisions for you. Love your partner, respect them, and show them that you care.